*Disclosure: Items were sent to me for this post, a huge thanks to all the participating brands! ALL items were selected by me and opinions are mine.
When planning for a new baby of course you instantly think of diapers, wipes, stroller, crib, bottles, etc. That stuff is all very important, but also the obvious, am I right? Every parent has their own opinion about what else they truly need for their newborn, me being the simplicity queen that I am go for the essential & most helpful. As a second time mom now I have a better idea of what I actually used for my new baby & what wasn’t so “important” to purchase prior to birth. Below I have shared a list of my new baby must have products along with a short description. I am still in the process of purchasing a few more items myself, but I’ll be sure to do another one of these posts once Baby Eli is actually here. For now, these are things that I know will be utilized DAILY. Please excuse my images, I’m currently living with my parents for the summer. The hubs moves down in August so nothing is organized in our new home yet. JUST A HEADS UP.
Shop Baby Cubby
What is Baby Cubby? It’s a baby store located in Utah (online shop HERE) that is specifically for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent. The Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there and KNOW how it feels not to be 100% confident. They are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how amazing they are and how important their role is.
Baby Cubby finds the highest quality and safest baby gear to provide to parents in a fun shopping experience. They work a bit uniquely than other baby stores, they do things like test strollers on a stroller track, price match everyday – even amazon, offer free shipping nationwide over at BabyCubby.com and actively engage with parents via social media and their Cubby Community Blog to discuss some of the difficult topics of parenting.
I feel that this store has EVERYTHING you need to find for your new little bundle of joy. I personally love online shopping & my experience with Baby Cubby was one of a kind. The site is very easy to navigate & their customer service is exceptional. The selected brands they carry are very reputable & I trust that the products will turn out great for my family.
Puj Flyte Bathtub (Baby Cubby): If this isn’t the most functional & simplistic of tubs I don’t know what is. The Puj Flyte cradles the baby, keeps them protected and comfortable during bath. It fits right on the sink (which is ideal for newborns) & the material is mold and mildew resistant; since it’s non-absorbent, it dries in seconds as well. Another perk is that it’s compact shape allows it to fit in a suitcase, making it easy to travel with.
Luna Lullaby Bosom Baby Nursing Pillow (Baby Cubby): This pliable yet plush pillow fits mothers of ALL sizes and supports a baby properly while nursing. Their unique V-shaped pillow creates the perfect positioning for mothers to raise baby up to breast-level, making the latch-on process easier. The extended shape and size supports elbows and shoulders to help eliminate back discomfort while it makes nursing the relaxing, nurturing bond it is intended to be. I suggest this one in particular because its comfort and size can be used as a maternity pillow as well!
Crane USA Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier (Baby Cubby): I didn’t purchase one of these with Kaden & totally wish I would have. I evidently remember how upset I used to get when I’d hear his nose a bit stuffed up & how sometimes it was difficult for him to sleep comfortably. The humidifier will not only be of great value for Baby Eli but even Kaden too! I’m excited for them to share a room. 😉
Ergobaby Original Swaddle(Baby Cubby): This is an innovative swaddler the key is achieve to longer, more peaceful sleep. For you and for baby! These always came in handy for the first few months with Kaden. I knew that a swaddler was definitely an essential item, you can never go wrong with one of these.
Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Burp Cloth (Baby Cubby): You’ll need 100 of these. Not but seriously, I wasn’t aware of how much I’d use burp cloths when I was a first time mom to be. They will become your BFF for a few months. These specific ones are so soft, heard they’re very absorbent, & the innovation shape is convenient as well!
Dock A Tot
When I first heard of Dock A Tot I wasn’t very sure what the hype was all about to be honest. After doing a bit of research myself I’ve learned that this is a multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling, resting and snuggling dock you can take anywhere with you. It comes with the highest quality of breath-ability, non-toxicity, comfort and convenience for your baby! Definitely a parent luxury and necessity for their little one’s earliest years. I’ll be using mine as a save method to co-sleep every night. Can’t wait to see how cozy & nurtured my newborn will feel in it!
GUYS, I LOVE NEWLIE DIAPER BAGS. I was sent their Louise backpack diaper bag last year & I kid you not, I have used it every time we’ve traveled, ran errands, at the park, you name it! I absolutely love how convenient it is & well equipped. These could fit an entire nursery I swear. This time around I’m using the Gail Satchel as a “hospital bag”. Packing light yet wise for labor is key! I’ll be sure to update you guys later on with my personal picks on what to bring with you to the hospital. Be sure to snag 10% off your Newlie purchase!
Wild Bird Co.
With Kaden I didn’t get a chance to baby wear very often at all. It’s something I truly wish I could’ve done because of all the great benefits! Wild Bird has some of the best & sustainable baby slings, they have a variety of colors, collections, & the linen material is thick (to feel secure) yet breathable, lightweight making it comfortable to carry around your babe. I’m so excited to try this out! Check out their collections HERE.
Finn + Emma
Finn & Emma is an ALL organic made baby shop. Originally I was going to show the wooden gym from here, however it won’t be shipped out until September! However, here’s a cute outfit I chose along with my order. Clothes is essential duh, especially sustainable ones from small shops!
This will be a life saver! Especially now that I’ll be doing grocery shopping with a toddler AND newborn/infant. Instead of bringing in the bulky car seat, I can simply place this baby hammock in the cart for a convenient shopping experience. Used for babies approx. 6-8 months until they sit up on their own. You can purchase this same one here on Binxy Baby’s site.
The Ollie World
Swaddle swaddle swaddle! This blanket will absolutely be worth the money! The Ollie World is specifically a shop that sells these swaddle blankets for your tiny newborns. The stretchy material and velcro tabs really make a difference. Plus their one size promot ease for transitional stages. I am in love with the fabric too!
Okay friends, this rounds up some of my new baby must haves! If you have questions about any of these products or brands be sure to let me know. I’d be glad to help out. Next up, WHATS INSIDE MY HOSPITAL BAG. Stay tuned. xx